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Drug error a case of hospital negligence?

The emergency room in almost any New Jersey hospital is typically a busy place. Patients and staff are coming and going, patients are being seen, and medical orders are being given. While this is an extremely busy environment that can often give the appearance of confusion, it is essential that there be no confusion on the part of the nursing staff when it comes to patient care. If confusion enters the picture and an error occurs, the hospital could be faced with a charge of hospital negligence.

Hospital negligence and infection

Hospitals are in business to take care of sick people. When a New Jersey resident is ill, a hospital is usually one of the places that he or she will go to get well. Sometimes people are hospital patients because their illness requires more extensive care than can be received at home. At other times, the patient is in the hospital because a surgical procedure is required. While a patient in the hospital, the individual expects to be properly cared for with little if any thought given to the possibility of hospital negligence.

The often overlooked risks of ambulatory care

In the last 15 years, a new form of healthcare has risen sharply in the United States. Aimed at providing lower cost treatment options for a wide range of health issues, ambulatory care centers are popping up everywhere. They are an appealing option for a lot of situations, but before you abandon your traditional healthcare options, take a moment to learn more about these services. As a newer, underdeveloped treatment route, there are risks associated with ambulatory care that have been virtually eliminated from hospital and primary physician services.

Possible hospital negligence results in healthy kidney removal

Sometimes a coincidence comes as a nice surprise; other times, a coincidence can bring with it unpleasant consequences. When the coincidence involves two individuals with the same name being patients in the same hospital at the same time, the possibility of unpleasant consequences unfortunately seems to increase. While the possibility of this happening to New Jersey residents is unlikely, it did recently happen in a nearby state, and the hospital is now facing allegations of hospital negligence.

Jury awards over $11 million for birth brain damage

The majority of New Jersey babies are born in a local hospital. Their parents want it this way because they feel certain that this is the safest place for the baby to enter the world. Doctors and nurses are present, and the appropriate monitors and equipment are available. All of this is in place to allow for the newborn to be properly cared for as he or she is born. Of course, this is assuming that both people and machines do their jobs properly so as to avoid the possibility of the baby suffering brain damage during the birth process. 

Hospital negligence responsible for mother's death?

Pregnancy and childbirth for a New Jersey mom is considered to be a relatively safe undertaking. The mother may experience a few problems; however, with all the advances in medical care over the past few decades, these problems are generally not considered serious or life threatening. When something does happen, and the mother loses her life as a result of childbirth, hospital negligence is one of the first areas considered as a possible explanation.

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